Places Visited

Italic font marks brief visits with little to no photos. Just driving through a city or other location does not count at all.

* Description continues through several posts on this blog.

Finland

Uusimaa (capital region)

  • Helsinki: 2011, 2014, Apr, Aug, Nov*, Dec 2016, Jan, Sep 2017
  • Espoo: 2016
  • Vantaa: 2016
  • Porvoo: 2015
  • Hanko: 2015
  • Ekenäs: 2015
  • Loviisa: 2017
  • Ruotsinpyhtää: 2017
  • Nuuksio National Park: 2017
  • Raseborg Castle: 2015
  • Pernaja: 2016

Päijät-Häme

Kymenlaakso

  • Kouvola: 2011
  • Kotka: 2015, 2016
  • Hamina: 2015
  • Revopesi National Park: 2016
  • Valkmusa National Park: 2016, 2017
  • Salpalinja Museum: 2015
  • Verla Factory Museum: Apr., May 2016
  • Pitkäthiekat Camping: 2015

South Karelia

  • Lappeenranta: 2015, April, August 2016
  • Imatra: 2015, 2017
  • Parikkala Sculpture Park: 2015, 2017
  • Joutseno hiking trails: 2016
  • Päihäniemi Cape: 2016

North Karelia

  • Joensuu: 20152016
  • Kitee: 2015
  • Ilomantsi: 2015
  • Koli National Park: May, June 2016, 2017
  • Petkeljärvi National Park: 2015
  • Patvinsuo National Park: 2016
  • Ruuna Hiking Area: 2016
  • Outokumpu Mining Museum: 2016
  • EU Easternmost Continental Point: 2016
  • Ruhkaranta Camping: 2015, 2017

South Savonia

  • Mikkeli: 2015
  • Savonlinna: 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Linkkymylly villa: 2016

North Savonia

  • Rauhalahti Camping: 2015
  • Korkeakoski Waterfall: 2015

Finland Proper

  • Turku: 2014, 2015, May, August 2016
  • Pargas: 2016
  • Nagu: 2016
  • Kurjenrahka National Park: 2016

Satakunta

  • Pori: 2016
  • Rauma: 2016
  • Reposaari and Meri-Pori: 2016
  • Köyliö: 2016
  • Yyteri Camping: 2016

Pirkanmaa

  • Tampere: 2016
  • Helvetinjärvi National Park: 2016

Central Finland

  • Jyväskylä: 2017
  • Leivonmäki National Park: 2017

Ostrobothnia

  • Vaasa: my place of residence since Dec 2017; before that May, Sep 2017
  • cities and small places in Ostrobothnia too numerous to mention here

Kainuu

  • Hiljasen Kansa Park: 2016
  • Hiidenkirkko Rock: 2016

Lapland

  • Rovaniemi: 2016
  • Inari: 2016
  • Äkäslompolo: 2015, 2017
  • Pelkosenniemi: 2016
  • Kilpisjärvi: 2016
  • Näätämö: 2016
  • Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park: 2015*, 2017
  • Pyhä-Luosto National Park: 2016
  • Malla Strict Nature Reserve: 2015*, 2016
  • Treriksröset Border Stone: 2015*, 2016
  • Auttiköngäs Waterfall: 2016

Sweden

Note: using ancient province (landskap) subdivision, rather than modern country (län) subdivision. Stockholm is divided between Uppland and Södermanland in province subdivision

Uppland

  • Stockholm: 2014, 2015*, 2016
  • Uppsala: 2015

Skåne (Scania)

Öland: 2015*

Bohuslän

Härjedalen

  • Sånfjället National Park: 2017
  • Flatruet Road: 2017

Jämtland

  • Östersund: 2017
  • Tännforsen Waterfall: 2017

Ångermanland

  • Skuleberget Mountain: 2017
  • Skuleskogen National Park: 2017

Västerbotten (Westrobothnia)

  • Umeå: 2017
  • Holmsund: 2017
  • Ume River Valley: 2017

Lappland (Swedish Lapland)

  • Kiruna: 2017
  • Abisko National Park: 2017

Norway

Sogn og Fjordane

  • Flåm: 2014

Møre og Romsdal

  • Ålesund: 2017
  • Åndalsnes: 2017
  • Trollstigen Road: 2017
  • Romsdalseggen Ridge: 2017
  • Trollkyrkja Cave: 2017
  • Gjerdset Turistsenter and nearby mountains: 2017
  • Atlantic Ocean Road: 2017

Trøndelag

  • Trondheim: 2017
  • Hell Station: 2017
  • Stiklestad: 2017

Nordland

  • Bodø: 2017
  • Narvik: 2017
  • Mo i Rana: 2017
  • Kabelvåg: 2017
  • Nusfjord: 2017
  • Moskenes Island in Lofoten: 2017
  • Torghatten Mountain: 2017

Troms

  • Tromsø w/surroundings: 2016
  • Finnsnes: 2016
  • Senja Island: 2016
  • Lyngen Alps: 2016
  • Birtavarre Camping: 2015*

Finnmark

  • Vadsø: 2016
  • Alta: 2016
  • Hammerfest: 2017
  • Vardø: 2016
  • Honningsvåg: 2016
  • Mehamn: 2017
  • Kautokeino: 2016
  • Karasjok: 2016
  • Hamningberg: 2016
  • Grense Jakobselv: 2016
  • Nordkapp: July, Sept. 2016
  • Nordkinn: 2017
  • Varanger Peninsula: 2016
  • Magerøya Island: 2016
  • Slettnes: 2017
  • Pasvikdalen Valley: 2016
  • Havøysund Tourist Route: 2016
  • Beskades Plateau: 2016
  • Kåfjord Tirpitz Museum: 2016

Other Nordics and Baltics

Denmark

Estonia

  • Tallinn2012, 2015, 2016
  • Tartu: 2016
  • Narva: 2015

Other countries

Germany

  • Nuremberg: 2012
  • Frankfurt am Main: 2012

Luxembourg

  • Luxembourg: 2012

Greece

  • Island of Corfu: 2014

Cyprus

  • Limassol w/surroundings: 2017

Russia

The Northwest

St. Petersburg

My place of residence in 2011-2017.

  • Nighttime Bridges (June 2015)
  • Sportivnaya-2 Metro Station (May 2015)
  • November Kronstadt (November 2014)
  • Many other locations, including all suburbs and the vast majority of city districts

Leningrad Oblast

Cities and towns:
  • Vyborg: 2011, July, Sept., Nov. 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Gatchina: 2013
  • Priozersk: 2013
  • Ivangorod: 2014, 2015
  • Schliesselburg: 2012
  • Staraya Ladoga: 2013
  • Vsevolozhsk: 2016
  • Kingisepp: 2014
  • Sosnovy Bor: 2013, 2015
  • Primorsk: 2013, 2014
  • Väärämäenselkä Nature Reserve: 2017
Notable villages:
  • Koporye: 2013, 2015
  • Gostilitsy: 2014, 2015
  • Ulyanovka: 2012
  • Roschino: 2013
  • Losevo: 2015
  • Siversky: 2014
  • Toksovo: 2012
  • Kuznetschnoe: 2016
  • Naziya: 2013
  • Nevskaya Dubrovka: 2014
Other notable locations:
  • Alexandro-Svirsky Monastery: 2013
  • Lintula Grove: 2015, 2016
  • Ladozhskoe Ozero Station: 2011, 2013, 2016
  • Fort Krasnaya Gorka: 2013
  • A few other minor villages and former country estates

Republic of Karelia

  • Petrozavodsk: 2016
  • Sortavala: July, Oct. 2015
  • Ruskeala Quarry: July, Oct. 2015

Murmanskaya Oblast

Novgorodskaya Oblast

  • Velikiy Novgorod: 2014

Vologodskaya Oblast

  • Vologda: 2013

The Urals and nearby regions

Sverdlovskaya Oblast

Yekaterinburg:

My place of residence until 2011.

  • Explored the city while I lived there
  • Lengthy visit in 2013
  • Yearly New Year visits
Other cities and towns:

All visited in 2006-2011.

  • Nizhni Tagil
  • Kamensk-Uralsky
  • Verkhnyaya Pyshma
  • Sredneuralsk
  • Beryozovsky
  • Polevskoy
  • Sysert
  • Revda
  • Degtyarsk
  • Zarechny
  • Asbest
  • Nevyansk
  • Verkhoturye
  • Staroutkinsk
Other attractions:
  • Olenyi Ruchyi Nature Park
  • Alapaevskaya Narrow Gauge Railway
  • Staraya Linza Quarry
  • Volchikha Mountain
  • Azov Mountain
  • Chyortovo Gorodische Cliffs
  • Various minor villages, lakes, railroads, mines, mountains

Chelyabinskaya Oblast

  • Chelyabinsk: 2009, 2010
  • Zlatoust: 2010
  • Verkny Ufalei: 2009, 2010
  • Kyshtym: 2009
  • Karabash: 2009
  • Kasli: 2009
  • Satka: 2010
  • Vishnevogorsk: 2011
  • Taganai National Park: 2010
  • Zuratkul National Park: 2010

Permski Krai

  • Perm: 2002, 2008
  • Tschaikovsky: 2011
  • Kungurskaya Cave: 2002

Republic of Bashkortostan

  • Ufa2009, 2010

Republic of Udmurtiya

  • Izhevsk: 2010
  • Sarapul: 2011

Tyumenskaya Oblast

  • Tyumen: 2009
  • Tobolsk: 2001?

Other Regions

Moscow and Moscow Region

Moscow:
  • Visited at least once every year in 2010-2015, 2017
  • Moderately familiar with the city
Moscow Region:
  • Korolev: 2013
  • Pushkino: 2010

Vladimirskaya Oblast

  • Vladimir: 2009